Ransomware has evolved into a billion-dollar enterprise, affecting two-thirds of small to medium-size businesses in the past 12 months, the Ponemon Institute and Keeper Security reported in a recent study. Yet many in this group most often targeted by cybercriminals do not feel an imperative to make cybersecurity a priority. Blame it on the number of publicized attacks highlighting big companies, municipalities, or just about any organization in the healthcare sector— and something even more prevalent: a false sense of security in data backup technology.
The latest generation is looking for an employer committed to environmental advocacy, inclusivity and equality, says Gen Z expert Corey Seemiller, Ph.D. In an MDM Q&A, she shares how distributors can create a culture that appeals to young workers. Read More.
Add recruiting to the list of processes that distributors should consider overhauling to successfully compete and engage the increasing numbers of Gen Z prospects perusing social media to find the ideal workplace.
Your sales force compensation has huge upside and downside potential. On one hand, your plan can be one of your strongest strategic tools. On the other, it is also your biggest ongoing cost. This article offers tools and tips to carefully review your plan to take advantage of its upside potential and minimize its downside cost.
If you're truly interested in being profitable, no longer is it feasible to do business based on models handed down from generation to generation. In other words, intense times call for strategic measures. For example, writes pricing and margin management experts Advanous in the NAW publication Price for Success, distributors must go to market with a keen understanding of the "cost to serve;" sales reps must have a working knowledge of how sales, ...